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Patients with multiple conditions receive higher level of care in affluent areas

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
Patients with multimorbidity -- two or more long-term medical conditions -- have complex health care needs, often requiring higher levels of care than other patients. According to a new study, however, patients with multimorbidity in affluent areas receive longer doctor visits, greater perceived empathy, and more patient-centered care than comparable patients in socioeconomically deprived areas.
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Machines see the future for patients diagnosed with brain tumors

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
Researchers at Emory and Northwestern Universities have developed artificial intelligence (AI) software that can predict the survival of patients diagnosed with glioma by examining data from tissue biopsies. The approach is more accurate than the predictions of doctors who undergo years of highly-specialized training for the same purpose.
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A starfish cold case reopens, climate change remains suspect

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
As ocean temperatures rise and oceanic diseases proliferate, species like sea stars struggle to survive, and scientists are looking for underlying causes. To bring clarity to the sea star disease problem, the scientists propose a new, broad nomenclature in a study published in Frontiers in Marine Science.
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New analysis recommends against using digital rectal exam in primary care

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
Although the digital rectal exam is widely used in primary care to screen for prostate cancer, a new study finds limited data to support its effectiveness.
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Asthma management tools improve asthma control and reduce hospital visits

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
A set of comprehensive asthma management tools helps decrease asthma-related visits to the emergency department, urgent care or hospital and improves patients' asthma control.
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World's largest cities depend on evaporated water from surrounding lands

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
A study found that 19 of the 29 largest cities in the world depend on evaporation from surrounding lands for more than one-third of their water supplies.
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Pterosaurs went out with a bang, not a whimper

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
Fossils of six new species of pterosaurs -- giant flying reptiles that flew over the heads of the dinosaurs -- have been discovered by a research team led by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, revealing that this lineage was killed off in its prime. An analysis of the fossils, publishing March 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology shows that, contrary to previous studies, there was still remarkable diversity among pterosaurs up to the point of their extinction.
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Lopsided ear function can lead to lopsided brain development

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
Left-right differences in ear function have been found to lead to asymmetric brain development that affects the preferred direction of turning movement in mice. In a multi-national study publishing March 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, Michelle Antoine, Jean Hébert, and their colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine investigated the potential link between increased incidences of atypical asymmetries in motor behavior and defects in inner ear function.
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Exploring the role of cognitive factors in a new instrument for elders' financial capacity

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
Although the general public and mental health professionals seem to disregard incapacity regarding financial issues and relevant decision making in mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and focus only on severe dementia cases, a PhD study in Greece reveals that noticeable deficits do exist in the handling of financial issues in elders suffering from MCI.
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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Linda lose an 'arm'

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
Tropical Cyclone 13P has been renamed Tropical Cyclone Linda in the Southern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites found a powerful band of thunderstorms east of Linda's center that resembled an arm, fell apart in 9 hours.
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Molecule that gives energy-burning brown fat its identity could lead to drugs for obesity

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
A protein found in brown fat, but not typical white fat, is key to how the energy-burning brown fat cells function
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Multifunctional metalens unlocks with light

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a flat optical component that is simultaneously a metalens, a microscope objective that can resolve details smaller than a wavelength of light, and an optical vortex and hologram generator. Each functionality is controlled by a different wavelength of light.
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Areas where homes, forests mix increased rapidly over two decades

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
From 1990 to 2010, the nation's wildland-urban interface grew rapidly, increasing from 30.8 to 43.4 million homes (41 percent growth) and expanding in area from 143,568,227 acres to 190,271,144 acres in area, or 33 percent. The vast majority of new WUI areas were caused by new housing (97 percent), not an increase in wildland vegetation.
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Mowing the lawn less often improves bee habitat

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
New research suggests that homeowners can improve habitat for bees by mowing the lawn less often.
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Emotional suppression reduces memory of negative events

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
By peering at the brains of study subjects prompted to suppress negative emotions, scientists have gained new insights into how emotional regulation influences negative feelings and memories. The researchers hope the findings will lead to new methods to combat depression.
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Google's AI program: Building better algorithms for detecting eye disease

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
The ability of artificial intelligence to help screen patients for a common diabetic eye disease gains momentum with a new study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Lily Peng, M.D., Ph.D., and her colleagues at Google AI research group, show they could improve their disease-detecting software by using a small subset of images adjudicated by ophthalmologists who specialize in retinal diseases.
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Infected 'zombie ants' face no discrimination from nest mates

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
Carpenter ants infected with a specialized parasitic fungus are not subjected to aggression or isolation from their nest mates, and they continue to share in the colony's food resources until they leave the nest for the last time to die, according to a study led by Penn State researchers.
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Study shows bias in use of alcohol screening after traumatic brain injury

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
'Has this patient been drinking?' It's a critical question for neurosurgical nurses and other professionals when evaluating patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). But some groups of TBI patients are less likely to be screened for alcohol use, including women and younger patients, reports a study in the March issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, official journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.
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Mindfulness meditation reduces incidence of major depression

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
Among primary care patients with subthreshold depression, mindfulness meditation training reduces the incidence of major depression and improves depression symptoms.
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March/April 2018 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

Mar 13 2018 - 00:03
Annals of Family Medicine is a peer-reviewed, indexed research journal that provides a cross-disciplinary forum for new, evidence-based information affecting the primary care disciplines.
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